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The victim was a teacher named Kadow, head of a liberal political faction which the Nazis considered inimical to their interests.
William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
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  • The victim was a teacher named Kadow, head of a liberal political faction which the Nazis considered inimical to their interests.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Inefficient nations were always conquered sooner or later, and the struggle for efficiency was inimical to illusions.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • To carry he must speak louder; and this would rouse those striped and inimical creatures from their feasting by the fire.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • For Simon, clearly, there was nothing of that familiarity, only the sense of the strange, the alien and inimical.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones

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  • CHAPTER FOUR DETRITAL WASH The desert is the environment of revelation, genetically and physiologically alien, sensorily austere, esthetically abstract, historically inimical….
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Ah, friend of mine, believe me, I march better ’Neath the cross-fire of glances inimical!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • In other words, Mr. Dimmesdale, whose sensibility of nerve often produced the effect of spiritual intuition, would become vaguely aware that something inimical to his peace had thrust itself into relation with him.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • In the middle of one of the longest sentences, he stopped the rotary motion of the snuffbox, raised his head, and with inimical politeness lurking in the corners of his thin lips interrupted Weyrother, wishing to say something.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • To inflict any hurt on anything for any purpose became inimical to him.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • They felt that a thousand inimical eyes looked at them through the unshaded front window and the four women, with fear in their hearts, bent their heads and plied their needles.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind

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  • Tell me, reverend master, is your science inimical or displeasing to Our Lady?
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • And it shows how much more profitable it is prudently to remove, than to resent, return, and continue inimical proceedings.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • Nor was Miss Briggs, although forced to adopt a hostile attitude, secretly inimical to Rawdon and his wife.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Because this island is full of inimical phenomena.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • The big toe moved plumply and inimically.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • The charms of their subtlety passed by her unappreciated, and she only received them as inimical sounds which meant that anger ruled.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Mary was not so repulsive and unsisterly as Elizabeth, nor so inaccessible to all influence of hers; neither was there anything among the other component parts of the cottage inimical to comfort.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • When he first arrived, he was perturbed by having to preach in thecorridor, which he found inimical to the contemplation of God.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • It was as though she had found refuge inside a shell and the only sound she could hear was the sea of an inimical world.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • No longer was I returning to the cold, inimical eyes of the cadre.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • His grand-aunt had gruffly replied that she was his cousin Sue Bridehead, of the inimical branch of the family; and on further questioning the old woman had replied that the girl lived in Christminster, though she did not know where, or what she was doing.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • Again there was Thomas Ratterer, who was of a type which at first glance, one would have said, could scarcely prove either inimical or dangerous to any of the others.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • While other members of that aristocracy to which by birth he belonged were incensed at the innovators mainly because their theories were inimical to the privileged classes, not alone Captain Vere disinterestedly opposed them because they seemed to him incapable of embodiment in lasting institutions, but at war with the peace of the world and the true welfare of mankind.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • We would pass a funeral, often of a child, and the father himself with the casket on his head would step out of the road—so would the whole cortege, musicians included—and with his eyes, like the milk of blackness, a few Mongolian mustache hairs fine and long on the savage bulges of his mouth, even afflicted, and while inimical, would follow the eagle as he passed.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • The Frostfangs were as cruel as any place the gods had made, and as inimical to men.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • The nature of Paradise Park was inimical to the kind of thought that had habitually been hers.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • Canada contains only a million of inhabitants, and its population is divided into two inimical nations.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • And in fact they were, especially Hutter, somewhat inimical to the dominance of the range land by cattle barons of Flagstaff.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • When a wife’s relations interpose against a husband who is a gentleman, who is proud, and who must govern, the consequences are inimical to peace.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • All of them knew him, most were inimical, but there were few who were not burning with curiosity and wonder in regard to the return of Jane Withersteen’s racers.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • She had a growing fear that Jim’s success was likely to develop a temper in him inimical to the cool, waiting, tolerant policy needed to outwit Kells in the end.
    Zane Grey  --  The Border Legion
  • The prosecution of them, for this reason, will seldom fail to agitate the passions of the whole community, and to divide it into parties more or less friendly or inimical to the accused.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • If the instability of her rule were eliminated and Attolia had a government more stable but inimical to the Mede, it could mean an alliance between Eddis and Attolia that would drive back Sounis.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • Miss Lydia did not invite the young men employed about the mill, not having as yet undertaken their uplifting; and feeling quite inadequate to cope with the relations between them and the mill girls, which would be something vital and genuine, and as such, quite foreign—if not inimical—to her enterprise.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • All such matters were not only foreign and of no significance to religion as such, but also inimical to it; for they were the constituents of life, or so-called health, which was to say, ultraphilistine, utter bourgeois existence—to which the religious world was ordained to be the absolute opposite, indeed the very genius of opposition.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Although the steering wheel was hard under his hands and slick with his cold sweat, although the sound of the engine was familiar, although the freeway was solid under the spinning tires, Joe felt as if he had crossed into another dimension as treacherously amorphous and inimical to reason as the surreal landscapes in Salvador Dalí’s paintings.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Rostov looked inimically at Pierre, first because Pierre appeared to his hussar eyes as a rich civilian, the husband of a beauty, and in a word—an old woman; and secondly because Pierre in his preoccupation and absent-mindedness had not recognized Rostov and had not responded to his greeting.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • As the inimical plant could only be present in very microscopic dimensions to have escaped ordinary observation, to find it seemed rather a hopeless attempt in the stretch of rich grass before them.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • So much so that even marriage, assuming that her family might not prove too inimical and that her infatuation and diplomacy endured, might not be beyond the bounds of possibility.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • For because of her own and Clyde’s temporizing over his and her sentimentality and her unconquerable affection for him, she now, at a time when it was most inimical for both, found herself pregnant.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • But most foolishly anticipating, as he now did, a future more substantial than the general local circumstances warranted, he was more concerned than ever lest his present relationship to Roberta should in any way prove inimical to all this.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • The assembled company suddenly quieted with a portent inimical to their leisurely content of the moment.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • For, decidedly, as he could feel, this audience was inimical.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • But notwithstanding these inimical feelings, the Americans derive the greater part of their manufactured commodities from England, because England supplies them at a cheaper rate than any other nation.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • But in the event that he could not (it was so that his thoughts raced forward to an entirely possible inimical conclusion to all this) well, then—well, then—might it not be possible at least—some fellows, if not himself would—to deny that he had held any such relationship with her and so escape.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Ideas inimical to Ingsoc could only be entertained in a vague wordless form, and could only be named in very broad terms which lumped together and condemned whole groups of heresies without defining them in doing so.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • It includes the power of not grasping analogies, of failing to perceive logical errors, of misunderstanding the simplest arguments if they are inimical to Ingsoc, and of being bored or repelled by any train of thought which is capable of leading in a heretical direction.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Yet, eager to make as much progress as he could against whatever inimical fates might now beset him, he finally approached Baggott, and most acidly, yet with as much show of genial and appreciative sociability as he could muster, observed: "A delightful place for a camp, eh?"
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • At any rate, as Clyde could see, and with no more than such expenditures as, with a little scrimping during his ordinary working days here, he could provide for, he might see not a little of that lake life of which he had read so much in the local papers, to say nothing of Sondra at one and another of the lodges, the masters of which were not so inimical to his presence and overtures as were Sondra’s parents.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • …civilization, once interrupted, will never be resumed; they fear that those domestic habits which have been so recently contracted, may be irrevocably lost in the midst of a country which is still barbarous, and where nothing is prepared for the subsistence of an agricultural people; they know that their entrance into those wilds will be opposed by inimical hordes, and that they have lost the energy of barbarians, without acquiring the resources of civilization to resist their attacks.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
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